This getaway offers one of Durango's best values and our most popular activities when you combine your lodging in the "Real" charm of Durango, Colorado with round trip tickets on the historic Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad.
With this unique package, pick your lodging options, pick your train ride and save when you book them together! Start with one of Durango’s great lodging options, from historic Victorian elegance to budget oriented value and from hotels to cabins, condos and vacation homes. With so many choices, there is something for every family. Options include the Best Western Rio Grande, Days End, Holiday Inn, Iron Horse Inn, the General Palmer Hotel, The Strater Hotel, Durango Mountain Resort properties and many more. Once you have picked your lodging, you will pick your train ride which includes round-trip as well as bus up / train return and train up / bus return options. Want to spend the night in Silverton? Click here to learn more and request a quote for our Durango and Silverton Train package!
After your first night of lodging, get up the next morning to depart on the one-of-a-kind ride with the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad. This trip through time winds through the spectacular and breathtaking canyons in the remote wilderness of the two-million acre San Juan National Forest. You will relive history with the sights and sounds of yesteryear on this 1882 adventure as you ride round-trip from Durango to Silverton, Colorado. The coal-fired, steam-operated locomotives are maintained in their original 1923-1925 vintage condition as one of the last authentic operating steam train's in the world. In Durango, take time to enjoy the Railroad Museum, located in the rail yard roundhouse featuring full-size locomotives, maps, photos, artwork, memorabilia, and authentic collectibles. While in Silverton, visit the Freight Yard Museum at the depot to learn about the history of the Rio Grande Railway as a freight line.
You will return to Durango late afternoon to enjoy some leisure time and a fabulous dinner in town. Consider staying extra days to take on more of Durango's unique adventures like tours of the world-famous Mesa Verde National Park, whitewater rafting, jeep and hummer tours of Colorado's wild high-country, Hot Air Balloon rides and much more!
Note: Train tickets for children under 5 are free if seated on an adult's lap. If a seat is required, you must purchase a child's ticket.